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this is decision 2012, president barack obama vs. romney for the future of our country and the ties of uncertainty. we are with the voters in the heart of the obama rally in his sweet home chicago. >> wgn american viewers are now joining us, thanks for coming on board. let's go right to what you are most interested and that is the presidential battleground state florida. it looks like president obama has a smidgen more overall vote. now we go to pennsylvania, 62 percent barack obama. in ohio that is very similar to the type of voter in pennsylvania 36% of the precincts reporting a slow going their 54-46 for the president at the moment. and as they say no republican goes to the white house without ohio now let's check in with the hometown crowd. you are on jackie. >> i am here with the co-chair of the obama campaign bill daley also former chief of staff welcome just a few minutes ago so,. so calm. >> there has been no major change. >> are you hearing more than what you are seeing at the media? >> things are rolling out as was expected virginia is the same way, ohio is still early
is on the line, today mitt romney is a wondrous day on the campaign trail, this is his last stop before voters make their decision tomorrow. run these people say they have knocked down 13 million doors and tried to sell the romney message to 59 million voters they made contact with during the campaign the message more recently is with a race this close we cannot let up now. the notoriously fickle voters in massachusetts are critical to watch. the independent nature of these voters means new hampshire could shift its support in the final days since 1972 they voted the way of the presidential winner every year except to. that's one reason why he will make his last stop in manchester tonight. >> this is much more than our moment, this is america's moment of renewal promising and optimism. we have journeyed far and wide in this campaign for america's future and now we're almost home. >> tonight mitt romney is quite literally coming home, and we are 50 mi. away from his summer home in new hampshire 50 mi. away from his home in belmont massachusetts where he will be casting his ballot tomorrow. we
's oldest trick in the book! president obama, from florida to new hampshire. mitt romney, iowa to ohio. their pace - frantic. this race - tight... according to the latest polls. even a state like pennsylvania -- once solidly in mr. obama's column, coming into play for romney. chicago's mayor weighs in: it's a close election. i think pennsylvania is secure, but you don't take anything for granted. both sides agree the easiest road to victory..runs right though ohio. "romney is doing well in ohio. you know, polls don't decide elections, voters do." house speaker john boehner says he's confident. and while congressman paul ryan tailgated with cheeseheads in his home state - wisconsin... the democrats bring out secret weapon bill clinton in new hampshire. then - there's the sandy effect on voting and opinion.. new jersey's governor having to reassure republicans romney still gets his vote. "i don't know why telling the president he's doing a good job when he's doing a good job equals an endorsement." in areas still without power because of the superstorm, new jersey residents can cast a p
will keep you posted and let you know what happens. mitt romney thanked his wife ann, his running mate paul ryan, and his supporters, as he conceded the race late last night. called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his staff and campaign also deserves congratulations. i wish all of them well. this is a time of great challenges for america and i pray that the president will be successful in getting our nation. he won't be our next vice president but congressman paul ryan will be returning to capitol hill. ryan's name was in two spots on his hometown ballot.. as mitt romney's running mate, and also for re-election to congress, representing southeastern wisconsin. ryan won another term. defeating his democratic opponent, businessman rob zerban, by a comfortable margin. illinois republican party leaders gathered this morning, in the aftermath of mitt romney's defeat and g-o-p losses in several key congressional races. wgn's robert jordan joins us live from the lakeview neighborhood, where the republicans held their morning- after breakfast. bob? with congress stalemated for
decision 2012 winds down. as president obama and mitt romney make their final campaign appearances before tomorrow's prersidential election. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's judy wang joins us live from mccormick place, where president obama will be spending election night. judy? >> play certainly not taking it easy. many of the foot soldiers received no guarantees that they will get in. what a difference from four years ago when 240,000 people filled grant park. thousands more poured into downtown streets to be part of the historic moment. mostly a private affair. many supporters will likely attend smaller events. cnn is working with the state to try to put up a jumble television screen. >> we know america has always done best. we thank you. we ask you to stay at a all the way to victory. he'll spend the election night in boston. if early voting is any indication turnout for tomorrow's election in the chicago area should be strong. w-g-n's tonya fransisco spen
on this final weekend before election day. romney was an iowa for an early-morning rally today. moving on to new hampshire he reminded supporters of what he has called obama is broken promises to the american people >> he was going to get unemployment down to 5.2 percent right now. we just learned it is up to 7.9% >> he then moved on to colorado. his running mate paul ryan wasn't pennsylvania introducing his family to supporters. then he was off to virginia >> meanwhile president obama is pushing his campaign through the midwest with stops in milwaukee in ohio. the president disputed romney's charges of partisanship and divisiveness >> when we cut taxes for middle- class families, that was bipartisan. there are some republicans in the senate who voted with us >> moving on to mentor, ohio -- mr. obama touted his administration's bailout of the auto industry. ohio relies heavily on the auto industry -- and republican romney has criticized the government-orchestrated rescue as ultimately destructive. >> the mayor led a last-minute rally for his former boss today visiting president obama as re-
was saying he did so poorly next to romney because obama by nature is not a confrontational but when the chips were down in the second debate he became confrontational and it was very effective. he knows what his weaknesses are he also knows what the weaknesses in the proposition are. he may want to put his imprint on presidential history here, will the t partiers will they say my job is to make him a one-term president will he do that even though there appears to be a melting at the moment? >> mr. mcconnell obviously failed in making him a one-term president now he faces reelection two years from now in 2014 and he is afraid of palm... he will have more pressure to be more conservative now but at the same time he is the republican leader he has to produce something some of the t partiers are not going back like joe walsh in the house and others are really at a point where these people ask what are you doing down there? i think we're going to see some changes. to think things may change >> he was harking back to his lovely days of no rights states no blue states we knew that wasn't
in florida. the official results are due by saturday. mitt romney wrapped up his long white house candidacy by visiting his campaign headquarters in boston yesterday. he thanked staffers and said he knows they gave it their best shot. campaign members say romney and his wife ann were very gracious in defeat, and there was no sense of finger-pointing over the loss. a longtime friend said romney felt badly that his message about turning america around and solving the nations economic issues hadnt resonated with a broader audience. with the election behind him president is now focusing on brokering a deficit-reduction deal to avert a looming fiscal crisis. lawmakers from both parties have promised to work together to find a compromise before the end of the year. however. they still sharply disagree over the key issue of whether top tax rates should be raised to help resolve the crisis. republicans said higher rates would damage the economy while democrats said it was the only equitable way to tackle the debt. chicago will hold its first government-wide job fair where people will be able to app
office to get make some get-out-the-vote calls while mitt romney stumps in ohio in hopes of winning a crucial swing state. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. the president was up and that around 9:00. >> and camped out on this corner. >> he made an unscheduled stop at a campaign field office not far from here. there were lots of tears hugs, smiles. this is the same office he made a surprise visit to two weeks ago. his feeling about his chanceshe is feeling good about his chances. >> i ended up having some confidence in the decency and goodness. we are working so hard. don't use their to governor romney, congratulations on a spirited campaign. >> the president was cheered by his small group of ksupporters. >> across the street at the high-school they shouted and waved at the president. the president jokingly told them to go back to class. the president will also follow his election day ritual and play basketball of some of his buddies. he will also get a haircut from h
in the past and failed. >> governor romney has used all of his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly, the very same policies we have been cleaning up after for the last four years. and he is offering them up as change. >> romney sayshitting battleground states as well today he is continuing to hammer the president on the economy and said that obama hasn't managed to turn things around over the last four years and romney says it's time to give someone with economic experience a shot at running things. attacking me does not make an agenda it doesn't get people back to work. we don't need a secretary of business to understand business we need a president who understands business and i do. he went on to say he knows the president's supporters are chanting for more years in t. has a new chance, five more days. the highest ranking penn state official to be charged in what the state attorney general says was a conspiracy of silence covering up the sex abuse in the rape from the former football coach gerry sandusky to other officials into the
administration >> you said you were looking forward to speaking with governor romney sitting down in the coming weeks to discuss ways you can work together. have you extended? >> have not scheduled something yet. i think everybody forgets that the election was only zero weeks ago. i know i have forgotten. i forgot on wednesday. i think everybody needs to catch their breath. i'm sure governor romney is spending time with his family. my hope is that before the end of the year that we have a chance to get down and sit down and talk. there are certain aspects that i think could be very helpful. to give you one example, i do think he did a terrific job running the olympics. that skill said of trying to figure out how we make something work better applied to the federal government. i think there are a lot of ideas that i do not think our partisan ideas but are just smart ideas about how we can make the federal government more customer friendly. how can we make sure we are consolidating programs that are duplicative. he presented some ideas during the course of the campaign that i actually agree wit
plans on surfing again as soon as he's healed. president obama and republican candidate mitt romney got their campaigns back in full swing today. they'll hit several key states as they try and shore up support with the election just five days away. president obama is in green bay wisconsin at this hour. he's on a 24-hour whirlwind tour. criss-crossing the country to campaign in the swing states of wisconsin, nevada, colorado and ohio. republican mitt romney is making three campaign stops in the swing state of virginia today. he told supporters the country's economic troubles will not improve under another term with president obama. congressman jesse jackson junior will not be released from the mayo clinic before election day. jackson has already voted by absentee ballot and has no plans for a public appearance on election night. jackson was recently re-admitted to the clinic for treatment of bi-polar disorder. he also suffers from gastro- intestinal problems. he has not campaigned since taking a medical leave of absence in june. next we go live to the new york stock exchange. how some f
in the midwest swing state mr. romney revved up and ohio crowd again telling them they would most likely pick the next president the republican nominee claimed that president barack obama has failed to live up to his promises and said that his business experience will bring faster economic growth. early in wisconsin home state running mate one said he would do a better job than the president of reason across party lines to end gridlock in congress in ohio president barack obama touted upbeat jobs numbers and also listed his foreign policy successes and the recovery of the auto industry. the american auto industry is back on top the war in afghanistan is ending al al-qaeda has been decimated. the president holds a slight lead in most battleground states and is expected to make one more stop in most of those states including florida and new hampshire and colorado and nevada. romney will visit many of the same states the final jobs report is largely positive. employers added 171,000 new jobs beating analysts' expectations. experts say it will improve the job market with more people trying to fin
good against romney and co. in his first extended minutes in the nba. >> i just tried to learn from kurt and neat. and try to pick up from them. >> he is a good shooter. i am trying to step back. and think what would be like if i was 19 and i was up here. the bears picked up some quarterback insurance today. josh mckellen is back and he was not horrible that he backs up jason campbell if color is not available next on the irish hit list is wake forest when of to obstacle standing between notre dame in their 12 and zero season. brian kelly voted his team number-one he was the only one who did. >> very high, i believe they will win every game. there is no doubt that i believe that no matter what the situation during the game if you just keep playing and he just keep riding it out we will find a way to win. a massive trade is about to happen and this is the dictionary definition of a salary and there would not be surprised if the commissioner is set on this one. what did they go from 15 million-108 million? they should be good next year. but miami is terrible. the quarterback also m
. his challenger, mitt romney finished with 206. officials in florida spent the last few days counting ballots in three counties. the final numbers would not have affected the outcome of a national race, but there were concerns that florida would experience some problems similar to those that they had in the 2000 bush-gore election. the long road to recovery for victims of hurricane sandy, more help from chicagoland is on its way to the northeast. >> so many people wanted to help but it's not always clear how. well, there are some area rotary clubs who are taking care of that. wgn's randy reports. >> a truck load of food clothing toiletries is now on its way to victims of hurricane sandy. rotary clubs from southeastern illinois collected this to be delivered to their fellow chapters in new jersey. >> it's amazing. it's on the one hand expected but a little overwhelming. >> john will to rent a bigger truck to pack all this in. he's in charged of the driving and plans to be there by midday tomorrow. >> our first jo
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